If anyone has been reading these pages lately, you know it hasn’t been updated in a long, long time. I won’t go into a lot of detail, but it might be worth knowing the basic cause.
I am privileged to be the father of a child with an extremely rare chromosomal disorder. For the last 3 1/2 years, we have had a 24/7 care regimen that was wearing us down just the way water wears down a rock. At the end of fall semester, she was hospitalized for 52 days.
Ultimately, we were finally able to get nursing care for her at home. However, to mix metaphors horribly, we were worn down worse than an old pencil, and we are still recovering from long-term exhaustion. One of the casualties in all that has been this blog.
I’m not telling you that I will suddenly start posting at the old rate again. As I said, I’m still recovering. But I’m finding a little energy, that I think will enable me to start up again. This may be of particular interest to people who attended a workshop I helped facilitate at the Instructional Technology Conference at Middle Tennessee State University.